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Wholesale Apples Give Way to Variety, Agritainment

For 30 years, Peter Barton was a commercial apple grower with 200 acres of apples. "It was easier then," he said. "We were properly equipped, our minds were focused and we worked on a schedule."... more »

Taste, Tolerance Remain Popular Trends For Vegetable Industry

Eating quality, disease resistance and shelf life are the three key talking points in the vegetable seed industry right now, according to industry insiders. However, there are other characteristics seed officials are excited about. Each... more »

We’re Paying the Price of A Poor Energy Policy

With gasoline prices nearly double what they were a year ago, it's clear we're paying the price of our poor choices in the past 15 years. And we'll pay more dearly, too, because high gas... more »

New Michigan Vegetable Council President Optimistic

Kent Karnemaat was just a lad in grade school when his father, Al, decided he'd worked for other farmers long enough and bought his own farm. Now, 30 years later, that farm has become one... more »

Letters to the Editor

Energy Policy Article Rings True I couldn't believe my eyes when I read your editorial "We're paying the price of poor energy policy", because I just assumed it would one more muddle-headed chemical-welfare farmer market... more »

Straw ‘Tractor’ Hauls in Customers

Gro-Moore Farms claims to have the largest John Deere in North America. It's about 18 feet tall and 30 feet long. An "unbelievable" number of people have taken pictures of it. There's one drawback, however.... more »

Sweet Corn Farm Last To Grow Zellwood Variety

For years, Zellwood was the sweet corn capital of Florida, but now there's only one grower left. Long & Scott Farms has been the sole grower of Zellwood sweet corn since 1998, when the state... more »

Okray Farms Enters 101st Year

The governing philosophy at Okray Farms is slow, steady growth. And that's exactly what they've done over the last 100 years. What started as a small operation buying and selling produce in 1905 has grown... more »

Fire The Ultimate Nightmare for Corn Maze Operators

Corn mazes have caught on like wildfire, an analogy that strikes fear in the hearts of maze operators – and fire marshals – across the country. What would happen if a corn maze caught fire?... more »

Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur Draws Crowds

To attract fall customers, farm markets have come up with many creative uses for their pumpkins – such as stacking them, carving them or launching them in a catapult – but there's probably only one... more »

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